Botulism — United States
First, an infected bird may lose the ability to walk. Its wings often go next. Finally, its neck goes limp and it drowns.
This is the sad scene that Caroline Brady, a biologist with the California Waterfowl Association, has observed often this summer . As wildfires burn across the state, temperatures hit record highs, and communities cope with the COVID-19 crisis, she is helping respond to a different disaster: the worst avian botulism outbreak that anyone can remember at the Klamath